'Stowaway' Review: Is This a Sink or a Stream?

Are we going to keep this "Stowaway" hidden and sink it, or will we pull it out for this review so that everyone can stream it?

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By Jesse Conner

Stowaway Review: Sink or Stream?

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Oh boy, do we have a moral dilemma for you. Imagine you're an astronaut. You and your two other colleagues are headed to Mars. Your spaceship is designed to safely transport three people. Then, just as you make it into space and start walking around to get adjusted, you find a wounded person shoved into some kind of life support drawer. What's your next move? That's the premise of Netflix's new film "Stowaway," but before you watch it, let us review it for you first.

Reasons to Sink

© Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • With such a strong, complex problem coming to light, it can feel as though the plot is playing the waiting game more than anything else.
  • Even with the uniqueness of the premise, at times the film tends to fall into the norms of every other astronaut drama.

Reasons to Stream

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© Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • This extremely original ethical conundrum alone is enough to set this film apart from other space films.
  • The entire cast excels in creating a strained environment where you yourself feel as anxious and uncomfortable as they look.
  • Somehow even after the initial bombshell is dropped, the film still manages some more surprises.

Sink or Stream?

Now, after our review of "Stowaway," we're recommending that you should stream it!

We can't get over the idea of being trapped with someone that you don't know on a 2-year mission that you might not survive. Also, give major credit to Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, and Daniel Dae Kim for their performances. Their ability to constantly change their outlooks on a dime is incredible. The emotional toll is something worth mentioning.

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